Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can interfere with daily functioning, often causing social embarrassment. It is caused from an overproduction of sweat by the eccrine glands, whether it is triggered by metabolic disturbances, underlying medical condition, or an exaggerated nervous system response to an emotional trigger. There are many different treatments available for this condition. Make your appointment today to further discuss these treatments and to find the best option for you!
The easiest way to tackle excess sweating is with an antiperspirant, which most people already use on a daily basis. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When you roll them onto your skin, antiperspirants form a plug that blocks perspiration.
The severity can vary from time to time. It may come and go and can be made worse by triggers such as anxiety, emotion, spicy foods, and heat. Anxiety about the sweating itself may make it worse. However, for most of the time, nothing obvious triggers the sweating. It tends to be a long-term condition, but symptoms improve in some cases over time. If you have the typical symptoms of primary focal hyperhidrosis, you usually do not need any tests. Your doctor may suggest one or more treatments (below) if normal antiperspirants do not work well. If you have generalised hyperhidrosis your doctor is likely to examine you and do some tests to find out the cause. Treatment depends on the cause.